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    • matilda.cs
    • By matilda.cs 1st Sep 17, 2:41 PM
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    New mobile phone contract with ongoing DRO
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    • 1st Sep 17, 2:41 PM
    New mobile phone contract with ongoing DRO 1st Sep 17 at 2:41 PM

    I have recently entered a DRO and I’m left with around £30 a month spare cash.

    My mobile phone has just broken, though. And I essentially use it as a laptop as it’s small enough to put in my pocket, yet powerful enough for all my work needs.

    I recall seeing a letter which states that I cannot obtain credit for over £500 without informing the lender.

    How does this work with a phone contract? Would I be allowed to get a contract phone? (Assuming a provider was willing)

    Thinking of an iPhone 7 which I can get for about £15 a month on top of my current phone budgeting, and within my spare cash.

    The alternative is to get a contract in my partners name, but I’d rather be independent - I just don’t want to break the rules of my DRO

    Thanks in advance
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    • sourcrates
    • By sourcrates 1st Sep 17, 4:19 PM
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    Its exactly what it says on the tin, if you apply and are accepted, which may be doubtful, but if you are, the creditor does a credit check on you, thus they should be aware of your DRO status, hence you are complying with the terms of your DRO.

    As long as it can be fitted within your existing budget you will be fine.

    But to be honest, you may not be accepted anyway, you may have to look at buying a second hand phone instead.
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